Ukraine war ‘accelerated’ EU’s collective agenda, Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hailed the EU’s immediate collective response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as France’s rotating presidency of the bloc attracts to an finish. EU leaders assembly in Brussels are targeted on how the bloc can cope with out Russian fuel as Western nations supporting Ukraine towards Russian aggression try to take care of a united entrance.

Bulgarian parliament votes to lift veto on EU accession talks with North Macedonia

Issued on: 24/06/2022 – 14:20 Bulgaria’s parliament on Friday accepted lifting the nation’s veto on opening EU accession talks with North Macedonia, a problem excessive on the agenda of an ongoing EU summit in Brussels. “The choice is adopted with 170 votes in favour, 37 had been in opposition to and 21 abstained,” parliament deputy speaker Atanas Atanasov mentioned after the vote. The proposal paves the best way for the federal government to unblock the beginning of negotiations in change for EU ensures that North Macedonia will meet Bulgaria’s calls for on long-running historic and linguistic disputes. The choice says that North Macedonia should embrace Bulgarians in its structure “on an equal footing with different peoples”, signal a bilateral protocol … Read more

What happens to our data after we die?

Issued on: 24/06/2022 – 13:00Modified: 24/06/2022 – 13:02 Younger French entrepreneur Kilian Weydert created Repos digital to assist French and Belgian shoppers cope with their deceased buddies’ and kin’ social media accounts. © ENTR After we die, we do not simply depart behind our buddies, pets and books. Our telephones, social media and the web on the whole maintain a lot details about ourselves that funeral corporations have began providing providers to handle the digital afterlife, too.Younger, daring, European. #ENTR is a digital house for open dialogue about what actually issues, what holds us again and what connects us all.

UK Conservative Party chairman quits after crushing by-election defeats

Issued on: 24/06/2022 – 08:19 Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Get together was defeated in two parliamentary by-elections on Friday, prompting the resignation of the occasion’s chairman and renewing hypothesis about the way forward for Britain’s embattled chief. The losses – one within the Conservatives’ conventional southern heartlands and in a northern England seat received from Labour within the final election – counsel that the electoral coalition Johnson introduced collectively on the 2019 nationwide election could also be fracturing. The transformation of Johnson from vote winner to electoral legal responsibility could immediate lawmakers to maneuver in opposition to him once more after months of scandal over lockdown events and amid a rising cost-of-living disaster. Johnson has come beneath intense stress to resign … Read more

Ukrainian forces ordered to retreat from Severodonetsk, governor says

Ukrainian troops defending the battleground japanese metropolis of Severodonetsk have been ordered to retreat after weeks of fierce preventing with Russian forces, the governor of Luhansk province mentioned Friday. Comply with FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the most recent developments. All occasions Paris time (GMT+2). 13:25: Ukraine’s EU candidacy ‘no threat’ to Russia, says Moscow The Kremlin has belittled the EU’s determination to grant official candidate standing to Ukraine and neighbouring Moldova, describing the transfer as a “home” matter for Europe.  “These are home European affairs. It is extremely necessary for us that every one these processes don’t deliver extra issues to us and extra issues within the relations of those nations with us,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov informed reporters. Talking of Moscow’s relations with the … Read more

What does French President Macron’s proposed ‘European Political Community’ entail?

Issued on: 23/06/2022 – 22:57 EU leaders holding a summit Thursday began discussing, with a mixture of curiosity and scepticism, the concept of a “European Political Group” put ahead by French President Emmanuel Macron. What’s the thought? Macron recommended the European Political Group proposal to the European Parliament on Could 9, because the chamber debated Ukraine’s ambition to grow to be a candidate to sooner or later be part of the EU. He mooted it as a broad however “lean” decision-making construction for political dialogue and cooperation on issues of frequent curiosity for European nations—each ones within the EU and out of doors it. It was to not exchange EU insurance policies and devices, he stated. Somewhat it will set up … Read more

Strikes cripple UK railways for second day as unions warn of more to come

Issued on: 23/06/2022 – 11:48Modified: 23/06/2022 – 11:51 Strikes crippled Britain’s rail community on Thursday as union bosses, practice working corporations and the federal government confronted off over calls for that employees’ pay will increase hold tempo with surging inflation. A spike in the price of meals and gas is pushing many family budgets to the brink and is driving commerce unions to demand larger pay will increase for his or her members. The federal government has urged wage restraint to keep away from an inflationary spiral. Unions fashioned picket strains round rail stations for the second day this week and warned of extra industrial motion until a deal may be reached to enhance pay and keep away from redundancies. … Read more

Battle for Donbas reaching ‘fearsome climax’, Ukraine says

Issued on: 23/06/2022 – 06:54 President Volodymyr Zelensky stated Moscow’s large air and artillery assaults have been geared toward destroying the complete Donbas area and urged Ukraine’s allies to speed up the cargo of heavy weapons to match Russia on the battlefield. Observe FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the newest developments. All occasions Paris time (GMT+2). 06:14am: Battle for Donbas reaching ‘fearsome climax’, Ukraine says President Volodymyr Zelensky stated Moscow’s large air and artillery assaults have been geared toward destroying the complete Donbas area and urged Ukraine’s allies to speed up the cargo of heavy weapons to match Russia on the battlefield. The struggle for the dual cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk in Ukraine’s Luhansk area is “coming into a … Read more

Saudi crown prince, Erdogan turn page on Khashoggi murder, hail ‘new era’ of cooperation

Issued on: 22/06/2022 – 22:48 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the primary time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan geared toward absolutely normalising ties that had been ruptured after the homicide of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The go to marks a step in efforts by the de facto Saudi chief to rehabilite his picture past the Gulf, and comes as Erdogan seeks monetary assist that would assist relieve Turkey’s beleaguered financial system forward of tight elections for the president. In April, Erdogan held one-on-one talks with Prince Mohammed in Saudi Arabia after a months-long drive to fix relations between the regional powers, together with dropping the Turkish trial over Khashoggi’s 2018 … Read more

Macron addresses nation after talks with opposition amid parliamentary impasse

Issued on: 22/06/2022 – 19:56 French President Emmanuel Macron is addressing the nation for the primary time on Wednesday since his centrist coalition misplaced management of parliament in Sunday elections. Macron has been holding two days of talks with opposition leaders, who’ve publicly dominated out any type of coalition or pact. Watch his speech dwell by clicking on the video participant above.  Macron’s Ensemble (Collectively) coalition emerged as the most important celebration within the last spherical of parliamentary elections on Sunday however was dozens of seats wanting holding the parliamentary majority it had loved for the final 5 years. Macron’s centrist alliance completed 44 seats wanting a majority within the decrease home Nationwide Meeting as a brand new left-wing coalition referred to as … Read more

Russia’s economy holds up in the face of sanctions – but will it last?

The Russian financial system has held up surprisingly nicely within the face of Western sanctions designed to cripple it – with the rouble turning into the world’s greatest performing foreign money to this point this yr. Hovering oil costs have as soon as extra confirmed a boon for this fossil fuel-dependent financial system. Beneath the floor, nevertheless, provide shortages in some sectors are beginning to take a heavy toll. Russia’s rouble surged to a seven-year excessive in opposition to the greenback on the Moscow Trade on Monday, because the foreign money has confounded expectations to grow to be the best-performing foreign money on the planet this yr.  Vladimir Putin was eager to stress this in his tackle to the St Petersburg Worldwide Financial Discussion board, … Read more

France to investigate rape allegations against minister Zacharopoulou

Issued on: 22/06/2022 – 16:02 French prosecutors stated on Wednesday they’re investigating a junior minister in President Emmanuel Macron’s authorities after two allegations of rape have been introduced towards her. The rape allegations return to when Chrysoula Zacharopoulou—who’s now state secretary for growth, Francophonie and worldwide partnerships—nonetheless labored as a gynaecologist, in keeping with French journal Marianne. One grievance was lodged Could 25 and the investigation opened two days later, the prosecutors stated. The second grievance was filed on June 16. Greece-born Zacharopoulou, 46, joined the federal government of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne in Could, having been a member of the European Parliament for the earlier three years. She stories to International Minister Catherine Colonna. She gained prominence in 2015 … Read more